Nevada Brothel Owner Wins Election
A Republican brothel owner has won an election in Nevada. Lance Gilman, the owner of the Mustang Ranch in Reno, was elected on November 6 as a Storey County commissioner in a landslide. He captured over sixty percent of the vote in his race.
According to MSNBC, Gilman is the first brothel owner elected to office in Nevada since prostitution became legal in the state over forty years ago.
In fact, he may be the only brothel owner ever elected to office in Nevada, reports The Inquisitr.
“He’s in rare company,” said Nevada historian Guy Rocha. “Of course, it’s going to be rare because the business of selling sex for money is illegal in every jurisdiction in the United States except in rural Nevada.”
Gilman describes himself as a “dye-in-the-wool Republican who loves American values.”
Gilman says he is a good businessman who has helped the county by paying taxes.
Gilman, a 68-year-old father of four has nine grandchildren, says his business has provided the county with $5 million in revenues in the past ten years. He has over forty full-time employees and between 30 to 80 “working girls.” Gilman says his business experience and success is something he can bring to working in government.
“To 99 percent of the voters, they view it as just a business,” Gilman told The Associated Press. “It’s a prosperous business that’s helped the county.”
Gilman maintains illegal prostitution is rampant across the country, and it makes more sense to legalize and regulate it. He said bordellos pay significant taxes to rural counties and the women are regularly checked by doctors.
“I use the term caregivers for our industry,” Gilman said. “The public has no idea, but so many of the men we deal with are damaged or widowed or in need of kindness. The industry is so much more about providing care and human nurturing than anything else.”
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